Branchville’s Patricia Durante serenaded Tri-State’s Gala audiences with Broadway show tunes. Durante will play Claire in Tri-State Actors Theater’s season opener, “Proof,” opening Wednesday, April 22, with an open dress rehearsal, and running until May 10, at the historic Crescent Theater, in Sussex. Tickets for Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. are $20. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. are $30, $27 for seniors 60 and over, and $20 for students. For tickets, information, and special services, call the box office at 973-875-2950.